1963 in Film
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1963 in Film

The year 1963 in film involved some significant events, including the big-budget epic Cleopatra, Alfred Hitchcock's horror The Birds, and two films with all-star casts, How the West Was Won and It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

Events

Top-grossing films (U.S.)

Rank Title Studio Gross
1. Cleopatra 20th Century Fox $57,777,778[1]
2. How the West Was Won Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Cinerama $46,500,000[2]
3. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World United Artists $46,332,858[3]
4. Tom Jones United Artists $37,600,000[4]
5. Irma la Douce United Artists / The Mirisch Corporation $25,246,588[5]
6. The Sword in the Stone Walt Disney Productions $22,182,353[6]
7. Son of Flubber Walt Disney Productions $22,129,412[7]
8. The Birds Universal Pictures $18,500,900
9. Dr. No United Artists $16,067,035[8]
10. The V.I.P.s Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer $15,000,000[9]
11. McLintock! United Artists $14,500,000[10]
12. Charade Universal Pictures $13,474,588[11]
13. Bye Bye Birdie Columbia Pictures $13,129,412[12]
14. Move Over, Darling 20th Century Fox $12,705,882[13]
15. Come Blow Your Horn Paramount Pictures $12,000,000[14]
16. The Thrill of It All Universal Pictures $11,779,093[15]
17. The Great Escape United Artists $11,744,471[16]
18. The Cardinal Columbia Pictures $11,170,588[17]
19. Hud Paramount Pictures $10,000,000[18]
20. 55 Days at Peking Allied Artists $10,000,000[19]
21. Captain Newman, M.D. Universal Pictures $8,500,000[20]
22. Love with the Proper Stranger Paramount Pictures $7,200,000[20]
23. Columbia Pictures / Embassy Pictures $7,000,000[21]
24. Donovan's Reef Paramount Pictures $6,600,000[22]
25. Lilies of the Field United Artists $6,000,000[23]
26. Promises! Promises! Independent film $3,775,000
27. The Haunting MGM $2,616,000[24]

Awards

Academy Awards:

Best Picture: Tom Jones -- Woodfall, United Artists-Lopert (British)
Best Director: Tony Richardson - Tom Jones
Best Actor: Sidney Poitier - Lilies of the Field
Best Actress: Patricia Neal - Hud
Best Supporting Actor: Melvyn Douglas - Hud
Best Supporting Actress: Margaret Rutherford - The V.I.P.s
Best Foreign Language Film: (Otto e mezzo), directed by Federico Fellini, Italy

Golden Globe Awards:

Drama:
Best Picture: The Cardinal
Best Actor: Sidney Poitier - Lilies of the Field
Best Actress: Leslie Caron - The L-Shaped Room
Musical or comedy:
Best Picture: Tom Jones
Best Actor: Alberto Sordi - Il diavolo
Best Actress: Shirley MacLaine - Irma la Douce
Other
Best Director: Elia Kazan - America, America

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

The Leopard (Il Gattopardo), directed by Luchino Visconti, Italy

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Hands Over the City (Le mani sulla città), directed by Francesco Rosi, Italy

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

Il diavolo (To Bed... or Not to Bed), directed by Gian Luigi Polidoro, Italy

Notable films released in 1963

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Short Film Series

Births

Deaths

Film debuts

References

  1. ^ Box Office Information for Cleopatra. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  2. ^ Box Office Information for How the West Was Won. The Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  3. ^ Box Office Information for It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  4. ^ Box Office Information for Tom Jones. The Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  5. ^ Box Office Information for Irma la Douce. The Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  6. ^ Box Office Information for The Sword in the Stone. The Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  7. ^ Box Office Information for Son of Flubber. The Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  8. ^ Box Office Information for Dr. No. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  9. ^ Box Office Information for The V.I.P.s The Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  10. ^ Box Office Information for McLintock! The Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  11. ^ Box Office Information for Charade. The Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  12. ^ Box Office Information for Bye Bye Birdie. The Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  13. ^ Box Office Information for Move Over, Darling. The Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  14. ^ "All-Time Top Grossers", Variety, 8 January 1964 p 69
  15. ^ Box Office Information for The Thrill of It All. The Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  16. ^ Box Office Information for The Great Escape. The Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  17. ^ Box Office Information for The Cardinal. The Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  18. ^ Box Office Information for Hud. The Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  19. ^ Box Office Information for 55 Days at Peking. The Numbers. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  20. ^ a b "Big Rental Pictures of 1964", Variety, 6 January 1965 p 39.
  21. ^ "Top Rental Films of 1963", Variety, 8 January 1964 p 37
  22. ^ Box Office Information for Donovan's Reef. The Numbers. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
  23. ^ Hollywood Trick: Or, How To Turn Cheap 'Lilies' Into Gold by Murray Schumach hollywood.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 09 Feb 1964: X9.
  24. ^ Wise, Robert (1963-08-25), The Haunting, retrieved  

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